PETE ALLEN'S DUKES of WELLINGTON - I Wish You Love
Pete Allen – Honorary Citizen of New Orleans – what an accolade!
Upbeat Jazz welcomes Pete Allen back onto its label after a gap of 16 years since the release of his album RUNNING WILD URCD178 which was voted in the top ten best albums of 2002 Jazz Review.
The Pete Allen Jazz Band and his Dukes of Wellington appear at prestigious jazz festivals, theatres and clubs throughout the UK and abroad, with appearances in France, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Portugal and Spain.
Pete Allen first formed his band in October 1978 and during the early years made thirty appearances on Pebble Mill at One for BBC Television. In addition, the band has appeared on many regional television shows including a six-week series on ITV.
Pete Allen - clarinet and vocals (tracks 6 12): Andy Dickens trumpet, fligelhorn, vocals (tracks 4, 10 13): James Clemas piano and vocals (track 2): Dave Hanratty bass: Richie Bryant drums.
1. Weary Blues
2. I Wish You Love
3. Chrissie's Calypso
4. My Old Rocking Chair
5. Moonlight in Vermont
6. I Can't Begin to Tell You
7. On The Isle of Capri
8. As Time Goes By
9. Sidholme Boogie
10. St James Infirmary Blues
12. In My Solitude
13. If I Had My Life to Live Over
14. Jazz Me Blues
Reviews of This Recording
Pete Allen is among our very best, having cut his teeth with Rod Mason.... Always easy on the ear, they are nothing if not slick, spruce and together - blessed with good vocalists and wide popular appeal.
Andrew Liddle - The Jazz Rag